Good News for the Construction Industry
In 2019, OSHA published a Request For Information (RFI) on updating its standards regarding Powered Industrial Trucks. TRIA contractor members and others in the construction industry feared that older forklifts, etc., might not meet OSHA’s updated standards which would have significant financial consequences. Construction Industry Safety Coalition comments expressed these concerns, and we also were able to discuss them with OSHA staff at a roundtable convened by the Small Business Administration.
In OSHA’s February 16, 2022 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking it appears forklifts and other powered industrial trucks that comply with earlier standards will be grandfathered. Updated standards will apply to powered industrial trucks manufactured on or after the effective date of the final rule.